Vassar College: Ranking & Review

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Poughkeepsie Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 255 818
Top 5%

Vassar College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate24%35%19%
Applicants7,7462,2205,526
Admissions1,8427811,061
Enrolled undergraduates624244380
Enrolled total (including graduate students)2,3539601,393

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $70. Application fee for graduates - $70.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores396
Percent of students submitting SAT scores60%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
710
Math
705

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores264
Percent of students submitting ACT scores40%
ACT Composite
31
ACT English
33
ACT Math
29

Vassar College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $70,370 $70,370
Off-campus $70,860 $70,860
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $12,900 and other expenses per full academic year.

Vassar College provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,380 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $54,410 $54,410
Fees for full-time undergraduates $800 $800
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,836 $1,836
Tuition for Full-time graduates $54,410 $54,410
Fees for full-time graduates $800 $800
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,836 $1,836

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sTotal
Social Sciences 175 175
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 77 77
Visual and Performing Arts 68 68
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 45 45
Psychology 35 35
English Language and Literature & Letters 33 33
Physical Sciences 32 32
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 25 25
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 25 25
History 22 22
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 19 19
Philosophy and Religious Studies 19 19
Mathematics and Statistics 15 15
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 13 13
Education 7 7
Natural Resources and Conservation 5 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1 1
Grand Total616616

A total of 616 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Vassar College.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate91%89%92%
  • Full-time retention rate - 96%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

General info

Founded1861
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsrose, gray
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,022
Instructional FTE306
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.vassar.edu
Address124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, New York, 12604
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population10,000 - 50,000
Phone8454377000
Fax+1 (845) 437 7063

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